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Reshuffle in administration
Sheetal posted as Spl Secy RDD; Dar is Commnr Food Safety
JAMMU, Mar 20: The state cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today ordered transfers and postings in state administration with immediate effect. Sheetal Nanda, IAS(JK:2006), Deputy Commissioner, Samba, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. The officer will look after the charge of Secretary to the Government, Depart...
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CPI-M demands withdrawal of AFSPA, PSA; ban on pellet guns
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: The 11th state conference of CPI (M) concluded here today with resolutions demanding withdrawal of AFSPA, PSA and other draconian laws, putting ban on use of pellet guns. The conference also adopted resolutions on agriculture/horticulture, education, wages and regularization of casual/adhoc/temporary/scheme workers, democratic and trade union rights, women’s rights and against communalism, unemployment and price rise. Accordi...
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‘Either appoint ADCs at all tehsils or remove from Kotranka’
BJP expresses resentment during cabinet meeting
JAMMU, Mar 20: BJP on Tuesday expressed resentment over the appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioner exclusively for Kotranka tehsil during a cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here at the Civil Secretariat. “We raised the ADC issue in the cabinet and asked the alliance partner Peoples Democratic Party either to appoint the ADCs at all tehsils or remove him from the already created post,” a BJP minister on the con...
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No plan to withdraw or amend AFSPA: Govt
‘Less lethal plastic bullets to be used in J&K’
NEW DELHI, Mar 20: The government has no plans to withdraw or amend “the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990”, which gives the security forces immunity and special rights in carrying out operations in disturbed areas, Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today. The Minister also informed the Lower House that less lethal plastic bullets would be used to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir. “There is n...
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Kansal, Shailendra designated as Pr Secys; Ashok new APCCF
7 directors promoted as DGs # 3 posts created in STS of Accounts Service
JAMMU, Mar 20: The state cabinet Tuesday accorded sanction to the promotion of IAS, IFS officers and five directors, three secretaries besides re-designation of two KAS officers as Director Generals. The cabinet, presided over by the Chief Minister, also approved creation of 3 posts in Super Time Scale (STS) of J&K Accounts (G) Service. It gave its nod to the promotion of IAS officers of 1995 batch viz Rohit Kansal and Shailendra Kumar to the...
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Cabinet nod to WBCIS for horticulture crops
93 hectares forest land transferred for developmental projects
JAMMU, Mar 20: The state cabinet Tuesday accorded in principle sanction to the adoption of the Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) in respect of horticulture crops viz., apple, saffron, mango and litchi for the state of Jammu and Kashmir in addition to “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” (PMFB) as per the operational guidelines of the scheme circulated by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Govern...
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President to address SMVDU convocation
JAMMU, Mar 20: President of India Ram Nath Kovind, as chief guest, will address the next convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) on April 18, 2018. Rashtrapati Bhavan has communicated this to Raj Bhavan here today. “Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, has accepted the Governor’s request to be the chief guest and address the next convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on April 18, 2018,” said a communication received...
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Omar seeks serious efforts to trace missing MBBS student
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today demanded serious efforts to trace the missing Kashmiri MBBS student in Odisha. According to a statement, Omar made the demand during a visit to affected family in Kupwara. Two days back two relatives of the missing student were killed and father critically injured when their care met with a road accident in Handwara. The mishap occurred when they were on their way to home after return...
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UG college students stage protests against KU
Demand relaxation in syllabus
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Demanding the reduction in their syllabus from Kashmir University, scores of 5th semester undergraduate students from various colleges of Srinagar held protest demonstrations here in Srinagar on Tuesday. The students who had joined their under graduate course in year 2015 alleged that despite three years gone bye, they were yet to complete their undergraduate degree. The protesting students revealed that they had to appear i...
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Chattisinghpora massacre
When Jeet Kour lost her husband, 2 sons, 2 grandchildren
18 years on bloodbath remains a mystery
ANANTNAG, Mar 20: Chattisinghpora massacre may be a closed chapter for the government but for Jeet Kour who lost five family members in the blood bath, the wounds of losing her loved ones will never heal. Eighteen years after the massacre was carried out the horrific scenes of the bloodbath continues to haunt her. "The gory scene of how our loved were massacred refuses to go out my memory and eyes. They came and made the male members of our com...
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10 PAK residents arrive
14 Kashmiris cross over in Karvan-e-Aman
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Despite tension on the line of control (LoC) due to shelling, as many as 10 residents from PAK arrived here, while 14 Kashmiris crossed over to the other side in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad. Six returnees also crossed sides at the Kaman Post in Uri sector on Monday. According to official sources on Tuesday, 10 residents of PAK, including three women and as many children, arrived at...
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4 militants killed in Kupwara: Army
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Army today claimed to have killed four unidentified militants in an encounter in Kupwara district. “Four militants have been killed in the Arampora operation in Kupwara district. The operation is still in progress,” a defence spokesman said here. The encounter broke out in Arampora area as security forces launched an operation after militants had opened fire on an army patrol, an army official said. ...
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Housing Corporation in red leaves govt red-faced
Cooperative body becomes a milching cow for politicians, bureaucrats
JAMMU, Mar 20: The state government appears to be sleeping on holding of elections to the democratic and cooperative institutions well in time and as per the laid down norms and procedures in the Cooperative Societies Act. The J&K Cooperative Housing Corporation which was supposed to elect its new board of directors before September 19, 2017 has been found lagging behind. The previous board of directors continues to rule the roost in the Housin...
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`Minor’s rape, murder’
‘Mastermind’ of Kathua incident surrenders: DGP
JAMMU, Mar 20: Two days after his son was arrested by the Crime Branch from Meerut, Sanji Ram, the ‘mastermind’ of heinous rape and murder case of Kathua minor Bakerwal girl, Tuesday morning surrendered before the police. Sanji Ram, 60, a former revenue official, surrendered before Senior Superintendent of Police (CB) Jammu. Later in the day, the Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid confirmed this significant development. DGP stated that hi...
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Cartoon Corner
21st century belonged to India: Gen Vij
JAMMU, Mar 18: Former army chief and son of the soil General N C Vij Sunday said the 21st century belonged to India, provided all the institutions in the country could rise up to the challenges and deliver. He was addressing the first convocation of Central University Jammu (CJU) during which 14 students were conferred on PhD, 20 M Phil and 885 PG degrees. Vij, who along with Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh, was conferred upon Doctor...
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Maqbool Sahil passes away
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Prominent journalist Maqbool Sahil passed away here this evening. Reports said he was walking in Lal Bazar when he suddenly fell down. People rushed towards him and found him unconscious. A report said Maqbool Sahil died due to a massive heart attack. He had authored a number of books and was associated with newspapers since early 1990s. He had attended a number of conferences within and outside the country. He was also jai...
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Congress plenary session
Rahul Gandhi as president and his Congress leaders appear to be taking on a more aggressive posture, attacking the BJP for its divisive ideology and its failings on the governance front. Other party leaders have also been quite aggressive in taking on the regressive policies of the Saffron Brigade that is ruling the roost in the corridors of power in Delhi for almost four years. But Rahul Gandhi and his associates had little to spell out by pres...
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The anti-minority agenda
By Ram Puniyani
How come BJP, the party flaunting it Ram Temple, Mother cow and Hindu nationalism could make its inroads into an area where many states Christianity is the religion with good presence, where beef eating is part of the people's dietary habits and where different tribes with diverse and clashing political interests articulate their aspirations by forming various groups which have been asking for separate state for their tribes. From last couple...
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Corbyn is carrying the flag of Tony Benn
By Alan Simpson
It is four years since the death of my friend and mentor, Tony Benn. I could argue that he turns up in every article I write, but that's a poor substitute for the daily conversations into which he poured tea and optimism in equally copious quantities. Benn would be as excited as anyone about Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell's leadership of today's Labour Party - but he would be no less anxious about the bigger canvas upon which a new politics ne...
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Dangerous signs for political future in country
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Kerala prof stirs controversy
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UN chief reiterates call for Indo-Pak dialogue
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20(Agencies): UN chief Antonio Guterres is following the situation in Kashmir "closely" and encourages a dialogue between India and Pakistan to settle any outstanding differences, his spokesperson said. Spokesman for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric made the comment while responding to a question on the tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. "Obviously, we are following the situation there as closely...
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Selection trails for National Shooting Ball Championship on Mar 29
JAMMU, Mar 16: The J&K Shooting Ball Association is going to conduct the selection trails for forth coming National Shooting Ball Championship scheduled to be held at Gaziabad in Uttar Pradesh from March 29 to 30, under the age category of Junior and Sub Junior for Boys at Gindun Stadium Srinagar on 18-03-2018 at 11.30 AM. In this connection all interested players are informed to come on time along with D. O. B. The age group for Sub-Junior...
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